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1. Categories

Fiction, such as romance, historical romance, saga, crime, legal, humour, science fiction, fantasy and children's. Non-fiction such as biography, autobiography and history, including Australian, business/corporate and family. Poetry and short story. Illustrated and non-genre works

Up to 50,000 words $275.00

From 50,000 to 80,000 words $300.00

From 80,000 to 100,000 words $365.00

More than 100,000 words $400.00 plus $1/1000 words over 100,000 words

  – Above fees are US Dollars and include return postage.
  – Above fees are Australian Dollars and do not include return postage.
Fees include 10% Goods & Services Tax (no exemptions)

2. Poetry & Short Story

Fee to be negotiated on sight of manuscript

3. Children's prose

... starting at $250 for 10,000 words

4. Extra fee

For checking fact in certain specialist subjects $50.00 to $100.00 [with author's agreement]

5. Return of Manuscripts

Authors outside of Australia should include an additional $20.00 to cover the cost of manuscript return.

6. Payment

PLEASE make your cheque out to:
Sid Harta Publishers
PO Box 1102


Sid Harta Publishers

  • Are dedicated to the task of encouraging and supporting the development of fine writing
  • Exercise the highest standards and skills in our assessments, but encourage you to seek other comment and opinion if you wish; our reports are independent and not binding
  • Reserve the right to return any manuscript without comment, together with the cheque for the assessment service, if we do not wish to proceed with an assessment

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